The Glen at a Glance


Watkins Glen International Media Update

Week of October 29, 2007



Ticket Renewal Deadline – Only One Week Left:  Time is running out for fans to renew their tickets for the exciting 2008 racing season at The Glen.  Fans have until November 5th to reserve their seats and campsites before they go on sale to the general public.  Renewal customers are reminded that they can choose to pay half now and half on February 1st with the 50/50 Payment Plan.  This option is only available for Visa, Master Card or Discover Card payments. 

For the first time, fans that renew their tickets before the deadline will qualify for a personalized relocation option.  Simply call the Watkins Glen International ticket office between November 12th – 14th and we will help you with specific requests on upgrades and relocations for seating and camping for all events.  Fans must renew before they are eligible. For more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website at


Vote for Castroneves Tonight on “Dancing with the Stars”:  IndyCar Series star Helio Castroneves has shown that he has all the right moves when driving the historic twists and turns of The Glen.  Need proof?  He has won three consecutive poles at The Soul of American Road Racing over the last three years; setting new qualifying records in 2005 and 2007.  Tonight at 8:00 PM on ABC he will try to show the nation that he has the moves to master the Cha Cha and move to the next round on the hit show “Dancing with the Stars”.  Fans can vote 7

times by phone at 1-800-869-3409, 7 times by text message (AT&T costumers only) or 7 times online at         

WGI Marketing Staff Members Help Students with Career Development:  Two members of the Watkins Glen International Marketing Staff recently attended two separate events that helped expose students to professional opportunities and etiquette.  Mike Eckert, Corporate Sales Executive, and Ryan Lake, Media Relations Coordinator, each took time from their schedule last week to speak to and interact with high school freshmen and juniors from institutions located in Schuyler County. 

Eckert was a presenter during the Career Cruise that was hosted by the Career

Development Council on Wednesday, October 24.  During the presentation he spoke with two groups of 60 high school freshmen about his position with Watkins Glen International and potential career opportunities.  The goal of the cruise was to help show local students that there are great career opportunities in Schuyler County despite its rural location.

Lake joined 29 high school juniors and representatives from 28 local businesses to attend the Business Etiquette Seminar hosted by the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 25.  He teamed up with a student to watch the seminar which covered proper etiquette in professional situations such as interviews, meetings, introductions and meals.  The seminar was held at Seneca Harbor Station and was designed to make students comfortable in business settings.



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